NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – The 2012 Apprentice School football season officially came to an end on Wednesday night with the annual awards banquet.
For the Builders in 2012, the team finished 2-8 and set a few standards during the recently concluded campaign. Senior kicker Nick Foor set a school record for points scored in a game with 10 (seven extra-point conversions and a field goal) in the win over Coppin State. The team tied marks for fumble recoveries (six v. Coppin State) and season records for fumble returns for touchdowns with three.
The following players won awards on Wednesday night.
Kyell Collins – Senior Award, Charlotte, NC, Shipfitter
A strong defensive lineman, Collins has had a career-best 11 tackles at NCAA Division I-AA Campbell. He had a breakout season as a sophomore recording 42 tackles with 13 of those being for a loss. As a sophomore, he had a 31-yard interception return against Greensboro College and had a standout game against FDU-Florham with four tackles for a loss and two sacks. For his career he had 121 tackles and ended ranked in the career top ten in seven categories.
Odis Wesby – Pop Lampkin Award, Newport News, VA, Electrician
This winner showed his versatility starting the year as a wide receiver and made a switch to running back where he showed potential to be a strong contributor in 2013. He ran for 67 yards on nine carries against Alfred State in his first appearance in the backfield and followed that with 55 against Point the next week. His prowess was also in the return game where he averaged over 17 yards per kickoff return with a season long of 34 against Point.
TaMichael Fedd – Leadership Award, Donalsonville, GA, Outside Machinist
Provided solid depth at the running back position and was well counted on late in the season when injuries depleted the group. Ran for a season best 24 yards at NAIA Point University and 18 against Webber . He showed his versatility catching passes out of the backfield as well as in the return game where he averaged 22 yards per kickoff return.
Nick Foor – Builder Award, Huntington, MD, Shipfitter Apprentice
Has been a quiet leader in his career and will go down as one of the more prolific kickers in school history. He set a school record for points scored in a game with 10 against Coppin State as he tied a school record with seven extra points made and hit a 24-yard field goal. For his career he finished second in extra points made (40), attempted (46) and third in percentage (87%).
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT
Foor and junior linebacker Brock Bullock were named on Wednesday to the 2012 College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District First Team for District 1 in the College Division. The honor highlights the top student-athletes for their on and off the field performance.
Both players are now up for consideration to be named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America team that'll be announced early next month. Players had to have at least a 3.3 grade point average and have the statistical numbers on the field to be eligible.
Bullock, a junior from Fredericksburg, VA and an electrician apprentice, topped the team in tackles this year with 74 to go with nine tackles for a loss, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. He had a season high 12 tackles at NCAA Division III fifth-ranked Wesley College and 10 against Greensboro College. The junior linebacker had eight or more tackles in six games this year.